Israeli Team to Investigate Security Lapses in Munich

Premier Golda Meir will set up an investigating team this week to examine the whole Munich episode and decide whether there were Israeli security lapses. The team will also make recommendations to the Cabinet.

Mrs. Meir rejected the opposition’s demand for an all-party inquiry commission, and also rejected a suggestion from a Cabinet minister that a commission of inquiry, manned by laymen with a Judge as chairman, should be set up. The majority of the Cabinet felt, according to high placed sources, that only people with experience in the security field would get to the bottom of the events.

The problem, however, is to ensure that an inquiry commissioned by the government and staffed by government employes will feel free to criticize the government itself, or any governmental bodies, if it sees the need to do so. Mrs. Meir is reportedly taking her time over appointing the inquiry to make sure this problem is solved. She is expected to make the appointment before the week’s end.

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